We at Escorts Are For Women Too have tested out more than our fair share of online dating programs. In our professional opinion, they all belong in a special circle of hell. But it can be a laugh, so we keep on cruising.
We were invited to try out Her, the lesbian app for dating and chatting. We thought that anything other than Tinder would be outstanding, since the queer Tinder pool in Toronto is rather shallow. Her has a similar swiping format, each profile has pictures, height, orientation, and distance from your phone. On top of this there is a Facebook-style feed that lists lezzy news and events (as they call them) relevant to your GPS that are mainstream but rather cute.
Profile photos aren’t limited to ones already uploaded on Facebook. This turns out to be rather crucial, because there is no clear space to write a bio. So when it comes to messaging a hottie, often all you have to go on is their look, and hope that they’ve put a picture of themselves in front of some mountains or getting tattoo, so you can strike up conversation that goes further than the cunt-shrivelling “hi how r u” opener. There is an option to insert text into a photo space, but most people don’t. Their website coos that we can “forget those boring forms” and just shove 20 selfies on our profile, sit real quiet and patient and hope that someone sends us a message first. A little peek into the mind of a matching profile would be a huge time saver, as we at Escorts Are For Women Too are militant sapiosexuals who need more to get off than “I love going to the gym and watching TV.”
Saving grace… there’s no reject button. It’s a double sliding reversible conveyor belt of women so if you swiped the love of your life to the side, it’s very easy to get her back again.
All in all, it’s a sweet but somewhat clunky app that has a go at encouraging women to talk to each other.